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  • Michigan Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    Often overlooked, the agriculture industry in Michigan supplies billions of dollars to the state economy as well as thousands of farm-related careers. Field crops produce the greatest revenue for the state yielding approximately $5.72 billion; however, livestock, including dairy, rival closely with profits soaring to almost $4.73 billion. Further economic impact derives from nursery and landscape production at roughly $1.20 billion. With over 51,600 farms, the food and agriculture industry annually contributes around $101.2 billion to the state gross domestic product. Well known for blueberries, tart cherries, pickling cucumbers, squash, petunias, and geraniums, the Great Lake state also ranks high in production of carrots, celery, dry beans, and apples. Generating more than 300 diverse commodities, Michigan successfully creates employment for 920,000 farm laborers, practically 22% of the workforce.

    A majority of farms in The Wolverine State, roughly 95%, consist of single-family and family-owned partnerships. Of the corporate-structured facilities, approximately 99% comprise of multiple generations. The average farmer stands at 56 years of age and sustains close to 193 acres. Farmland encompasses almost 9.95 million acres of dedicated terrain. Operating off of the land, about 25,000 Michiganders hold primary occupations in the industry. Close to another 52,000 people maintain part-time positions within related fields.

    The Fruit Ridge, a topographical land feature in West Michigan, derives from extensive agricultural activity, specifically fruit production. Also known as the agricultural mecca, The Ridge contains deposits of fertile clay loam soils possessing excellent moisture-holding properties. High elevation, greater than 800 feet, and proximity to Lake Michigan induce the ultimate climate for premium vegetables and fruits. Home to Old Orchard Juice Company, the territory spans well over 158 square miles in portions of Muskegon, Newaygo, and Kent. Acres of apple orchards utilize natural irrigation, cool breezes, and frost-mitigating to successfully produce over 22 varieties of apples. In 2006, the western ridge accounted for 65% of apple production in Michigan. Hand harvesters locate openings at places such as Gavin Orchards, Klackle Orchards, and Harbor Hill Fruit Farms.

    Government-based Migrant, Immigrant and Seasonal Worker Services Division offers a full-range of employment services to job seekers and establishments. Career specialists, both Spanish-speaking and knowledgeable in local labor markets, assist candidates with obtaining entry-level positions. Through additional job development, applicants find work as general laborers, farmhands, pickers, animal caretakers, and other farming positions. Qualified employment hopefuls may choose to apply online with larger operations or seek out farm owners in person for smaller venues. Traditional land owners prefer hard workers prepared for long hours of physical labor. Individuals affluent in farming lifestyles or even possessing advanced degrees generally obtain much higher pay rates compared to the typical $8.00 to $9.00 an hour for entry-level workers. Prosperous occupations hold readily available in fields like agribusiness, technical systems, food and plant science, livestock, natural resources, and processing.


    Michigan Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 2240 results.

    Greenhouse General Labor
    Wenke Greenhouses - Kalamazoo, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal Greenhouse Work Wenke Greenhouse is currently holding job fairs. Job fairs will be held Monday thru Friday @ 11 AM at the following locations;...read more.
    Wenke Greenhouses  24 days ago

    Northern Lights - Farm
    Young Living Essential Oils - United States
    Job Description:  To apply for farm roles at Young Living's Northern Lights farm, please click the apply button at the bottom of this page....read more.
    Young Living Essential Oils  30+ days ago

    Boiler and Refrigeration Operator
    Arbre Farms - Walkerville, MI
    Job Description:  Arbre Farms, a growing and progressive subsidiary of Arbre Group Holding Company, has an exciting full time opportunity in Boiler and Refrigeration Department...read more.
    Arbre Farms  13 days ago

    Sanitation Technician-3rd Shift
    Arbre Farms - Walkerville, MI
    Job Description:  Arbre Farms offers competitive wages, paid time off, 401 (k) with company match, and an excellent benefits package....read more.
    Arbre Farms  13 days ago

    Class A CDL Driver - Midwest Regional Truck Driver
    Hoekstra Transportation, LLC - Battle Creek, MI
    Job Description:  Branching out from the family farm, the four-generation-strong business is rooted in its community and provides high levels of service while adding value to the...read more.
    Hoekstra Transportation, LLC  30+ days ago

    Restaurant Manager
    Bicycle Street Inn & Suites - Mackinac Island, MI
    Job Description:  This position is seasonal, beginning Mid-April through October. Seeking individual to oversee general operation of new upscale casual dining 90 seat waterfront...read more.
    Bicycle Street Inn & Suites  24 days ago

    Farm Hand/Laborer/maintenance
    Shamrock Farm LLC - Columbiaville, MI
    Job Description:  Responsibilities will include feed and care of horses including barn cleaning and some maintenance. Person must be experienced and have good references.read more.
    Shamrock Farm LLC  8 days ago

    Uber Driver Partner (Choose Your Own Hours)
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  30+ days ago

    Uber Driver Partner
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  30+ days ago

    Uber Part Time Driver - Independent Contractor
    Uber Partner Drivers - Detroit, MI
    Job Description:  It's simple and perfect for those looking for seasonal, work from home, entry level, temporary, or even on the side of your full time job....read more.
    Uber Partner Drivers  30+ days ago

    Farm Worker, Vegetable, Seasonal
    Sweet Corn Jack's LLC - Kent City, MI
    Job Description:  Sweet Corn Jack's LLC, a grower and seller of non-gmo, minimally processed, premium Michigan asparagus and sweet corn is looking for motivated, seasonal farm...read more.
    Sweet Corn Jack's LLC  5 days ago

    Travel LTAC Registered Nurse RN
    Gifted Healthcare - United States
    Job Description:  It offers everything from farm fresh produce to fresh flowers to gourmet meats and cheeses, and is one of the few places people from all different parts of...read more.
    Gifted Healthcare  27 days ago

    Service Technician/Mechanic
    GreenMark Equipment - Hastings, MI
    Job Description:  Exposure to AMS and other value added products for farm equipment a definite plus. GreenMark Equipment, a John Deere dealer with locations in Michigan & Indiana...read more.
    GreenMark Equipment  30+ days ago

    Wholesale Nursery General Labor
    Northland Farms LLC - West Olive, MI
    Job Description:  This position is full time, seasonal. Numerous labor tasks working with trees, shrubs, and perennials....read more.
    Northland Farms LLC  13 days ago

    Travel Tele Registered Nurse RN
    Gifted Healthcare - United States
    Job Description:  A safari adventure at the Global Wildlife Center, the Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, the Camp Moore Confederate Museum, and Kliebert’s Alligator...read more.
    Gifted Healthcare  30+ days ago

    Farm Hand
    PGI of Saugatuck inc. - Fennville, MI
    Job Description:  Weeding, Gardening, Barn Stall Cleaning, Picking fruit, Trimming brush and trees, Hanging out with goats and chickensread more.
    PGI of Saugatuck inc.  30+ days ago

    Maintenance Supervisor-2nd Shift
    Arbre Farms - Walkerville, MI
    Job Description:  Arbre Farms, a growing and progressive subsidiary of Arbre Group Holding Company, has an exciting full time opportunity in Maintenance Department for a 2nd...read more.
    Arbre Farms  13 days ago

    ranch hand
    Family farm - Lake Odessa, MI
    Job Description:  We are renovating our family farm and are looking for 2 to 4 reliable stable/ranch hands to work on a consistant part time basis til finished....read more.
    family farm  30+ days ago

    Service Technician
    Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County - Clarkston, MI
    Job Description:  The Mosquito Joe Technician job is typically a seasonal position taking place during the active mosquito spray season, usually from late April -September making...read more.
    Mosquito Joe of North Oakland County  22 days ago

    Labor Worker
    Steinkopf and Sons Wholesale - Snover, MI - new
    Job Description:  Laborer for tree farm. No experience necessary, drivers license preferred, ability to drive farm equipment a plus. Monday thru Saturday....read more.
    Steinkopf and Sons Wholesale  3 days ago

    Garden Center Associates
    Wenke Greenhouses - Kalamazoo, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal Team Members 2017. Our fast paced garden center offers seasonal, full and part time positions. Wenke Garden Center located in Kalamazoo is looking for...read more.
    Wenke Greenhouses  6 days ago

    Picker and Packer
    Galactic Toys - Grand Rapids, MI - new
    Job Description:  Part time position needed for all around functions within warehouse. Training will be provided. We are looking for someone who is fast, motivated, and willingread more.
    Galactic Toys  1 hour ago

    Landscape Crew Member
    Tazzia Lawn Care - Grand Rapids, MI
    Job Description:  Seasonal work April through November. Strong interest in landscaping, yard work and the outdoors....read more.
    Tazzia Lawn Care  20 days ago

    Driver/Mover - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
    Two Men and a Truck® - Troy, MI
    Job Description:  Full, part, and seasonal positions are available. Two Men And A Truck -- Troy, MI....read more.
    Two Men and a Truck®  19 days ago

    Seasonal Laborer
    HITT Contracting Inc. - United States - new
    Job Description:  Seasonal Commercial Construction Laborer. The seasonal commercial construction laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at tenant improvement...read more.
    HITT Contracting Inc.  1 hour ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor.

    Andy T’s Farms
    3131 S Old US-27, St Johns, MI 48879
    989-224-7674
    andyts@charter.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Beans, Cabbages, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Blake Farms
    5600 Van Dyke, Almont, MI 48003
    810-798-3251
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, Cherries, Peas, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Centennial Cranberry Farm
    30957 W Wildcat Rd, Paradise, MI 49768
    877-333-1822
    giftshop@centennialcranberry.com
    Harvest Time: October
    Main Crops: Fresh Cranberries
    Cole Farm and Clam Lake Orchard
    6662 Clam Lake Rd and 241 E Eddy School Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615
    231-631-6659
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Onions, Apples, Tomatoes, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Bakery
    6054 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-2297
    contact@cranespiepantry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Peaches, Apples
    Croswell Berry Farm
    33 Black River Rd, Croswell, MI 48422
    810-679-3273
    Harvest Time: July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Davis Family Farm
    2911 N Chipman Rd, Owosso, MI 48667
    989-723-1163
    endavis@charter.net
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Chard, Asparagus, Beans, Cucumbers, Raspberries, Strawberries, Garlic, Corn
    Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
    1672 Lakeshore Dr, Fennville, MI 49408
    616-227-3287
    deeslakeshorefarm@accn.org
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Apricots, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples, Tomatoes, Squashes, Corn, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Deegroot’s Strawberries
    4232 Bull Rd, Gregory, MI 48137
    517-223-3508
    degrootsstrawberries@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Destiny Farm
    13078 Windy Hollow Rd, Brighton Township, MI 48380
    248-789-5384
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Cucumbers, Peppers, Tomatoes, Beans, Strawberries, Melons, Lettuce, and other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Dexter Blueberry Farm
    11024 Beach Rd, Dexter, MI 48130
    734-426-2900
    contact@dexterblueberry.com
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Dutch Farm Market
    6967 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-637-8334
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Plums, Pears, Cherries
    Earl’s Farm Market
    1630 Blue Star, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-227-2074
    info@earlsfarmmarket.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Earth First Farms
    8335 Smith Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-815-3370
    infor@earthfirstfarms.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market
    3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    616-784-0058
    Dunnebackfruit@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Pumpkins, Cherries, Apples
    Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery
    1824 66th St, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-543-9900
    evergreenlane@wmwisp.net
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    The Extraordinary Berry
    3091 Riverside Rd, Riverside, MI 49022
    269-470-4645
    chuckandcoco@theextraordinaryberry.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Tomatoes, Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries, Plums, Pears, Peaches, Blueberries, Honey
    Felzke Farms
    5501 W Herbison Rd, Dewitt, MI 48820
    517-669-9459
    felzkefarms@aol.com
    Harvest Time: March – September
    Main Crops: Asparagus, Maple Syrup, Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cucumbers, Beans, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Frank Farms
    8249 Deans Hill Rd, Berrien Center, MI 49102
    269-461-4125
    frank@frankfarms.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Rhubarb, Cherries, Corn, Apples, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Beans, Peppers, Eggplants, Raspberries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Friske Orchards
    10743 N US 31, Ellsworth, MI 49729
    231-599-2604
    info@friske.com
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Cherries, Apricots, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    The Gary Crane U-Pick Farm
    6017 124th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
    269-561-5126
    gcrane@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Chestnuts, Apples, Pumpkins, Plums, Nectarines, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Peaches, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Gierke Blueberry Farm
    37915 Klingville Rd, Chassell, MI 49916
    906-523-6112
    Harvest Time: August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm
    13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
    517-486-2237
    gustbrothers@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Squashes, Pumpkins, Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflowers, Onions, Potatoes, Beans Peppers
    Hanulcik Farm Market
    1425 N M-66, Ionia, MI 48846
    616) 527-3630
    hanulcikfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Strawberries
    Hazens Farm
    1144 Peavy Rd, Howell, MI 48843
    517-548-1841
    hazensfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Peaches, Blueberries, Raspberries
    Herrell Family Farm
    13551 Phal Rd, Grass Lake, MI 49240
    517-522-4173
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Raspberries
    Jollay Orchards
    1850 Friday Rd, Coloma, MI 49038
    269-468-3075
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Cherries
    K’s Acres
    4680 Fitzpatrick Rd, Hillsdale, MI 49242
    517-437-7054
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Lettuce, Corn, Pumpkins, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    King Orchards
    986 US 31S, Kewadin, MI 49648
    877-937-5464
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apples, Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Plums
    KlineKrest Certified Organic Produce
    1067 Somer Rd, Lyons, MI 48851
    616-902-1587
    Larry.E.Kline@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: April – November
    Main Crops: Berries, Rhubarb, Pears, Cherries, Peaches, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Garlic, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Lake Breeze Organics
    3835 Pier Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    269-762-0992
    lakebreezeorganics@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – November
    Main Crops: Lettuce, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Garlic, Spinach, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers, Potatoes, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Lehman’s Orchard
    2280 Portage Rd, Niles, MI 49120
    574-286-7815
    stevelecklider@aol.com
    Harvest Time: June – November
    Main Crops: Nuts, Peas, Apples, Cherries, Pears, Blueberries, Peaches
    Makielski Berry Farm
    7130 Platt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-572-0060
    Harvest Time: July – November
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blackberries, Pumpkins, Gourds, Squashes, Melons
    McCallum’s Orchards, Cider Mill & Winery
    5697 Harris Rd, Jeddo, MI 48032
    810-327-6394
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Grapes, Apples, Pumpkins
    Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm
    11025 S Jackson Rd, Somerset Center, MI 49282
    517-688-3455
    Info@FlavorFruitFarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Corn, Apples, Berries
    Middleton Berry Farm
    4888 Oakwood Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
    248-628-1819
    middletonberryfarm@yahoo.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins
    Miller’s Big Red Greenhouses & Cider Mill
    4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-7888
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Strawberries, Apples, Raspberries
    Overhiser Orchards
    6405 109th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090
    269-236-6312
    awo@i2k.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Cherries, Apricots, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Apples, and Other Seasonal Fruits
    Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and Country Farm Market
    3909 South Summerton Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    989-773-4345
    contact@papasfamilyfarm.com
    Harvest Time: July – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Berries, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Pellegrini’s Strawberry Farm
    2702 16.5 Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829
    906-786-9084
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries
    Quaker Hill Farm
    1628 Mill Rd, Harrisville, MI 48740
    989-736-7627
    quakerfarm@hotmail.com
    Harvest Time: March – October
    Main Crops: Pears, Rhubarb, Squashes, Apples, Grapes, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Berries, Herbs, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Rainbows End Farm
    8333 Mohrle Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836
    517-290-7517
    rainbowsendfarm2004@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Corn
    Rowe’s Produce Farm
    10570 Martz Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    734-482-8538
    rowesproducefarm@sbcglobal.net
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peas, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Spicer Orchards
    10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton Township, MI 48430
    810-632-7692
    Harvest Time: September – January
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Plums, Apples, Pumpkins
    Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill
    2961 W 32 Mile, Romeo, MI 48065
    586-752-2453
    rross123@comcast.net
    Harvest Time: September – December
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries, Pears
    Swallowtail Farm
    1633 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854
    517-980-6634
    swallowtailfarm@gmail.com
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Other Seasonal Produce
    Tree-Mendus Fruit U-Pick
    9351 E Eureka Rd, Eau Claire, MI 49111
    269-782-7101
    contactus@treemendus-fruit.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Apricots, Plums, Prunes
    Wasem Fruit Farm
    6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI 48160
    734-482-2342
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Raspberries, Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Plums, Apples, Gooseberries
    Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm
    65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp, MI 48095
    586-752-3123
    info@westvieworchards.com
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches, Cherries, Strawberries
    Whittaker’s Berry Farm
    6724 Todd Rd, Ida, MI 48140
    734-269-6612
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries

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